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“Such a disappointment”

International UFO Museum and Research Center
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Roswell
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Owner description: This museum contains a diorama and a film of the "official" autopsy of the alien bodies after the 1947 crash.
Amarillo, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Such a disappointment”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Went on a day trip to Roswell and this was at the top of the to-do list. Such a disappointment. This "museum" was nothing but newspaper clippings and photos pinned to a wall. Seems like this place hasn't been updated since 1975. Gift shop was sparse and had old dusty items to choose from. Overall this place was a disappointment to say the least. Good thing it only cost $5 to get in.

Visited August 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Worth a quick stop, but only if you're passing through”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

If you're really interested in the Roswell incident, the museum has some interesting items - news articles, affidavits from those involved, etc. posted on the walls. Appears to be trying to take an objective tact. Fills a moderately interesting half hour or so.

From the name of the place, though, had expected much more comprehensive treatment of UFOs. Exhibits are mostly news articles pinned to the walls, covering the UFO phenomenon in the 50s/60s to brief mention of crop circles, mayan drawings, etc. Ultimately needs a significant upgrade to very meaningful or insightful.

If you are passing through Roswell, it is worth a stop just to look. Not worth a special trip. Gift shop was disappointing - had expected a real variety of alien themed items. Other gift shops surrounding the museum were similarly disappointing. Mostly just T-shirts.

Visited August 2014
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting Information”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Inexpensive place to visit. Had plenty of information on the UFO incidents. The robotic aliens startled my granddaughter and she had fun with the displays there.

Visited August 2014
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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173 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Cheap to get in, lots to read about.. not for kids, too much reading, great for adults.. interesting perspective on the events.. historical museum more then amusement.

Visited July 2014
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Belfair, Washington
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76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Food for thought”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

It was interesting to read all the articles. It does present other options to what may have been seen. Read the definition between a UFO and a IFO. It is something fun to do if you are in the area.

Visited August 2014
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